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I play for Melville and we played Varsity. I got 7 tries and player of the Day. My position is wing. For player of the day I got a ribbon, then we went to the club rooms at 5.00 and I waited for my name to be called out and they told me to come up and get my hoodie. It has Melville and Player of the Day on it.
In the Victorian gardens we went to catch tadpoles. We got lots of them in fact we got so many the pond was nearly empty of its tadpoles.
In the jungle part of the glass house building we saw 3 pitcher plants, one was yellow, one was green, and one was red. In the desert part of the glass house building we saw some BIG cactus.
In the lake we saw the koi carp fish jumping out of the water, they catch mosquitos. A swallow was catching mossies too. We saw the live turtle that was lucky, but one of the only things we didn’t see was the eel.It was a great day becauseyou don’t see the turtle or the koi carp fish jumping out of the water every day.
I found out that some of the car parks used to be net ball courts.
It doesn’t seem long ago since Room 9 did this last year, but I just checked and our class blog has had 29, 169 visits. It took 3 years to reach 20,000 and just 6 months to reach nearly 30,000 visits.
On April 4, 2009...
We have about 100 visitors every day from all over the world, but that won’t be enough for us to reach 30, 000 before we finish school on Thursday afternoon.
It looks like we’ll have to celebrate our 30, 000 milestone after the holidays. Well done to everyone who has published their writing, artwork, photos or movies. Special thanks to the Room Niners, parents and family who have commented on blog posts and an extra special thank you to all the people in New Zealand and around the world who have visited and commented.
Cupcakes all round next term! [shall we make them and bake them ourselves?]
On Saturday, in Auckland, I had two choices. Number one was to go to the museum. Number two was to go to the star dome thing.
I chose the museum and it was really cool. I saw a green moray eel and a moa. I saw the dinosaur bones from the T-Rex named Sue. I found out that the female T-Rex on Walking with Dinosaurs was Sue. I also found out that the Auckland Zoo once had a male elephant.
I saw a species of Salmon in the Weird and Wonderful and in the Wild Child we saw a stuffed stoat or a ferret.
The next day was sunny in Auckland so I decided to go to the park. When I was going out I saw a weta in the hole of the gate. When I was on the bridge I saw fish in the stream. I rushed to get my net. I rushed down to catch one. I kept on missing, but at the end, when I saw one under the weed, I caught one.
Later on we went to the pet store to get a pet. I saw some snake head turtles and some blue tongue lizards and a white goggley eyed fish and a bearded dragon and a litte puppy labrador. Kelly decided to get a Siamese cat. It meowed a lot in the car. It was very shy. When I last saw it she was in a corner.
I would have liked to have got a snake head turtle.
Hello new Room Niners. Only 3 weeks of holiday left – make sure you enjoy them. I suppose you’ve all been away to the beach and if you haven’t you’ll be off somewhere soon. I’ve just got back from Napier where I’d been camping with my family for a week.
We had a look around the town at all the buildings that were rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake. Later we went for a walk by the sea and a drive up to a viewpoint on Bluff Hill that overlooks the port.
Napier Port from the top of Bluff Hill
The next day we went to The National Aquarium of New Zealand – Te Whare Tangaroa o Aotearoa. There were heaps of things to see, sharks, stingrays, piranha, a crocodile, eels, a 3 metre long giant squid (dead) and lots of others. I made a video to show you some of the things we saw. How many animals can you name in the video?
Now I’m starting to get ready for school, the new term and a new class. What have you been doing? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
We made some bird models. Even though we call them papier mache -they’re not really.
Bird Models on Flickr
You need -
plenty of newspaper
some wide brown parcel tape or masking tape
other bits and pieces (for feet, beak, legs)
hot glue gun
(a hairdryer is useful too)
Scrunch up the newspaper into the rough shape of the bird’s body. Tape it together with the sticky tape.
Scrunch up newspaper into head shape and tape up.
Connect the head and body with tape.
Cut out wings (open or closed) and tail from card and tape on.
Cover the whole thing with strips of kitchen towel (about 5cm x 2cm) glued on with PVA,
When it’s all dry (use the hairdryer to help if you’re in a hurry) you can add the beak, feet, eyes and other details with a hot (ouch) glue gun. We made them out of wire, drinking straws, dressmaking pins, bamboo skewers, plastic plates, old pens and anything else we thought looked good.
Carefully paint your bird with its main colours. We found it best to mix paint on the bird. Finally paint the beak, feet, eyes and any other details you think need adding. Let it (hair)dry.